Consolacion (Isla de Muerto shipwreck"


When salvage first began on this wreck in 1997, it was initially believed to be the Santa Cruz and later called El Salvador y San Jose, sunk in August of 1680; however, research by Robert Marx after the main find in subsequent years confirmed its proper name and illuminated its fascinating history.  Read more...

Atocha

Arguably the most famous of all Spanish galleons salvaged in our time, the Atocha was the abmiranta of the 1622 fleet.  Leaving Havana several weeks late and running into a hurricane, eight of the 28-ship fleet were lost, wrecking on the reefs of the Dry Tortugas and the Florida Keys sinking in deeper waters.  Read more....


Concepcion


The Concepcion was one of the most significant Spanish wrecks of all time, serving the Spanish with a loss of over 100 tons of silver and gold treasure.  The almiranta of a 21-ship fleet, the Concepcion was already in poor repair when the Europe bound fleet encountered a storm in September of 1641, leaving her disabled and navigating under makeshift sails amid disagreement among it's pilots about their location.  Weeks later, she grounded on a reef in an area now named the Silver Shoals, just east of another shoal known as Abrojos, which the pilots were trying to avoid.  Read more....

Spanish shipwrecks